The Top 5 Things To Do And See In East Bangalore

Holy Threads and Sacred Trees
Holy Threads and Sacred Trees | © Vinoth Chandar/Flickr
Naintara Gurung

Whether you’re an adrenaline filled traveler or prefer a spiritual experience as a part of your vacation to India, East Bangalore promises a wonderful offer of cultural festivities, traditional cuisine and captivating sights. With a population of more than 8.5 million, Bangalore is not only an industrial hub, but also a very sought after destination for those who wish to add a little spice to their trip. Hop on a bus and visit some of the places we recommend in East Bangalore.

Holy Threads and Sacred Trees

1. Religious Hymns at Shiv Temple

Shrine

Religious Hymns at Shiv Temple

The Shiv temple, which symbolizes great faith, welcomes travelers from around the world to visit the pristine shrine of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha, revered by hundreds in the city and maintained under the RVM Foundation. One of the very few temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, this holy site is a religious space located on the Old Airport Road that was built back in 1995. With its towering presence, filled with sacred prayers, the temple is a beautiful architectural wonder visited by 400,000 devotees each year, especially during Shivratri, a popular Hindu festival.

97, Old Airport Road, Behind Kemp Fort Mall, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017, India, +91-9739455555

2. In Nature's Lap at Bellandur Lake

In Nature’s Lap at Bellandur Lake

Located around the south-east bend of Bangalore, this is the largest lake in the Silicon city sprawled over an expanse of 950 acres. The lake is a tourist hub that offers a wonderful setting to have a late afternoon picnic while you enjoy its enchanting beauty. The pinnacle of attraction of the Bellandur Lake is the still water and the exotic covering of water hyacinth, an endemic weed that thrives in the fresh water expanse. The lake conserves a rich wildlife biodiversity, home to species like the King Cobra, and is a good bird-watching area where visitors can spot parakeets, Kingfisher, wood pigeons, kites and more.

East of Varthur Lake, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

India, Srinigar, Dal Lake | © Saga Olsen/flickr

3. Continental Bite at The Fat Chef

Apartment

Continental Bite at The Fat Chef

Offering a warm ambiance, Fat Chef is probably one of the best restaurants for continental food in east Bangalore. Showcasing lovely interiors, earthy in touch, this classic restaurant gives visitors a taste of its global cuisine served in a large, open lawn. If you love the smoky aroma of Japanese grills try their sea food delicacies, like the Mustard grilled fish, or grab a bite of their signature dishes like the Apricot glazed lamb chops.

Opening Hours : Mon-Sun (11 am to 3:30 pm, 6 pm to 11 pm)

Price: Fine Dining

Watch Out For: Mushroom cappucino with thyme

Address: 5/2, Jagriti Apartment, Ramagundanahalli, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066, India, +91-080-4099 2981

Mushroom| © Snuffkin/Pixabay

Adventure Tales at Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta

The Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta hill offers adventure seekers an admirable night trek, located 80 km from Bangalore, with a magnificent view of the stunning Savandurga Ranges. At the summit, you’ll come across the mysterious Rangaswamy Temple, with its picturesque backdrops, that overlooks the shimmering city lights. Whether you’re catching a glimpse of the Cauvery river or peeking into the wild, the Rangaswamy Betta trek offers a thrilling night trail that takes you through forested pathways and stony mountain steps.

Near Kanakpura, Bilikal Forest, 70 km from Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Rock that houses Rangaswamy Temple

4. Chocolate Rendezvous

Chocolate Rendezvous

If you’re an avid lover of food and sweet delicacies join a cooking class in east Bangalore. To entice your taste buds, Shini Cooking Class offers a wonderful chocolate making experience where you can dig in your culinary skills and learn about various exotic herbs and different kinds of chocolates. Indulge your palate in tasting a wide spectrum of chocolicious treats, like the Belgian truffle, or feast on a plateful of liquor chocolates as you enjoy world class goodies.

B 405, Mantri Astra, Hennur Bande, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560043, India, +91-9731275549

Frozen Chocolate Grapes | © Will Clayton/flickr

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